Posts Tagged ‘Building-Codes’

Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month Week Three: “Surround Your Building With Safety”

Theme for Building Safety Month Week Three urges code officials to "Surround Your Buildings with Safety” by taking special precautions to ensure outdoor areas are... ...Read More...

Green Buildings

New Approach To Energy Code Compliance Clears Hurdle

Outcome-based path would focus on a building’s energy performance during... ...Read More...

FM Alert

IFMA Credential Now Aligned With Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act Requirements

IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane explains, “With the passage of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act, the U.S. federal government acknowledged for the first time in code the critical role of facility management... ...Read More...

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“Code Officials: Keeping Fire in its Place” Is Theme For Building Safety Month Week 1

Officials explain how code compliance, working smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms are key to saving... ...Read More...

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Lighting Trends: Lighting Controls Update

Revisions to codes and standards impact lighting control systems, while continued developments in LED lighting serve facility management... ...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Tremcode from Tremco Roofing

This app provides up-to-the-minute information on the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), facilitating material selection for roofing... ...Read More...

FEMA Recommends I-Codes For National Flood Insurance Program

Report to Congress states current I-Codes are effective in reducing flood-related... ...Read More...

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OP-ED: Flame Retardants Serve An Essential Role In Foam Insulation

The following article by Jared Blum serves as a more extensive counterpoint to a piece posted on FacilityBlog on September 26,... ...Read More...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Where Do Codes Come From?

On October 2, the final hearing, which this year will complete the development of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, the 2015 International Residential Code, and other 2015 codes, will begin in Atlantic City,... ...Read More...

The Steiner Tunnel test, showing the flame being applied to the ceiling, is an inadequate and inappropriate method for testing insulation safety. (Photo: Intertek Testing Services Inc.)

Study Finds Health And Environmental Risk In Building Insulation

Research suggests alternative courses of action, including the possible development of a more accurate test, the use of different flame retardant chemicals, and a range of options for mitigating the impact of the flame retardants currently... ...Read More...